Whole grains are worth promoting year round, and these resources will support you with everything you’ll need, from research to recipes. We explain what whole grains are, how to shop for them and how to prepare them. Use the Store Tour resource (available in both English and Spanish), and supplement your community or store presentations with the PowerPoint presentation, 101 brochure and signage. Make sure to plan a special promotion in September for Whole Grains Month, or anytime during the year. 

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Every day, more research shows the benefits of whole grains. These four recent studies explore the relationship of whole grains to decreased risk of disease and increased longevity. Summaries and links to the research studies are included.

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Rumors and myths involving whole grains circulate regularly in the popular press or go viral in social media, causing confusion rather than clarity. This resource will help dispel several common myths surrounding whole grains.

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Just what are whole grains, and why are they so healthy? This resource explains the overall nutrition of whole grains, as well as the difference between whole grains and refined grains.

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The Whole Grain Stamp is one way to know if a product contains whole grains – but what if the Stamp isn’t on the package? We provide a simple chart that customers can use to identify words to look for—and those to avoid—to ensure they’re getting the real deal.

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Ancient grains are just that—grains that have come down to us largely unchanged, playing an important role in world food cultures for thousands of years. We explore various grains, such as millet, farro, spelt and quinoa to name a few, and share three reasons why they should be included in everyone’s diet.

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Sprouted Grains

We all know that seeds produce plants, and we’ve learned about the health benefits of edible seeds over the years. But are you familiar with sprouting? Sprouting grains “unlocks” their nutrients, and increases their fiber and health protecting properties.

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Protein in Whole Grains Chart

We’ve been encouraged to eat whole grains because of their high fiber content, but you may be surprised that whole grains are a wonderful source of protein, too.  We’ve provided a chart that lists 14 popular whole grains and their protein content, most of which qualify as a “good source” of protein.

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Experts recommend eating three or more servings of whole grains everyday. This resource shows just how easy this is to do while enjoying delicious, familiar foods.

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Everyone can enjoy whole grains – even people on a gluten-free diet – because most grains are gluten-free! This resource lists gluten-free grains from amaranth to wild rice and explains why they’re flavorful, nutritious and easy to enjoy.

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Whole grains – quick and tasty? Yes! Today’s whole grains, including instant and microwavable versions, can be prepared and on the table in no time. These tips show how easy it is to incorporate whole grains into meals – any day of the week.

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Are your shoppers confused and unsure how to cook (or even find) whole grains? This resource aims to replace confusion with confidence by answering commonly asked questions. A cooking chart is included.

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Whole grains have gone mainstream for good reason. They’re not only healthy but tasty and easy to prepare. We share tips on how to buy them and ways to keep them fresh longer. Our storage chart provides guidelines for storing 15 popular whole grains in the fridge, freezer and pantry.

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Whole grains never tasted so good. These three recipes – Farro with Cabbage Salad, Manhattan Millet Cakes, and Quinoa with Wilted Beet Greens – show just how easy and delicious it is to make grains that will sure to become everyone’s favorites!

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The breadth of whole grains that are available in the market makes it easier than ever for shoppers to make more of their grains whole grain. With a little know-how and these tips, they’ll be able to substitute whole grains in many of their favorite recipes.

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Whole Grains Store Tour - English version

Our Whole Grains Store Tour contains everything you need to plan and carry out a successful Whole Grains Store Tour event: a Leader’s Guide, introductory PowerPoint, signage, signup sheet, handouts and sampling ideas. The Master File contains a PDF of everything. Download it first, then click on the bonus links to get the separate customizable PowerPoint, store signage and press release files.

Whole Grains 101 PowerPoint EN (PPT file)

In-store Signage EN (DOC file)

Press Release Template EN (DOC file)

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Whole Grains Store Tour - Spanish version

The Whole Grains Council also offers a Spanish version of the Whole Grains Store Tour. The Leader’s Guide is in English, while the PowerPoint, signage, signup sheet, and handouts are in Spanish. Download the Master File (a PDF of everything) first, then click on the bonus links below to get the additional customizable files.

Whole Grains 101 PowerPoint SP (PPT file)

In-store Signage SP (DOC file)

Press Release Template SP (DOC file)

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Whole Grains Store Tour - English version

Forty-one slides on the health benefits of whole grains and how to identify whole grains, including a nifty quiz. Mix and match slides to fit your audience. For use with the Store Tour above, or anytime you need a presentation for a community.

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These Tweet ideas coordinate well with resources we’ve featured in this ONE Toolkit. Once you’ve posted the corresponding resource, you can include a link, with your own URL, in your Tweet.